Editorial

‘Guinea’s economy grew at a good pace in 2012’ – says IMF

The sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2013 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Conakry last week to discuss and review the country’s program supported by a US$194.99 million Extended Credit Facility, which was approved by the IMF Executive Board on the 24 February 2012. At the end of its [Read More]

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Key sectors of the Nigerian economy to get a kick start

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2013 The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a US $300 million loan to finance the Nigerian transport sector, and its Economic Governance Reform Program and Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the period 2013-2017. In essence, the loan will [Read More]

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Bankers call for global concerted action to end poverty

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2013 Leaders of the African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group have pledged close collaboration to support development. The leaders emphasized the need for coordinated efforts to achieve the Millennium Development [Read More]

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Electronic giant – Philips’ mission to improve healthcare in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2013 Royal Philips Electronics has launched “Fabric of Africa” – a collaborative campaign aimed at improving healthcare access across the continent, through public-private partnerships. The main intention of the campaign is to develop meaningful partnerships with local and international stakeholders to improve healthcare delivery. [Read More]

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Tax dodgers to face hard times in Sierra Leone?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2013 Sierra Leone has no business being poor, if only government can ensure that tax payers, especially large corporations, foreign owned companies, and local businesses with connections in high places pay equitable and appropriate taxes, and that government uses the tax it collects for [Read More]

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DHL connecting Africa with over 220 countries worldwide

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February, 2013 DHL Express (http://www.dhl.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has expanded its network of DHL Service Points in Sub-Saharan Africa from the initial 300 to over 1000, in just a few short months. The move is an aggressive expansion into the market, [Read More]

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“We must not allow the corrupt and unjust to hold the nation to ransom”

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2013 That was president Koroma speaking to the thousands of supporters who turned out at the country’s sports stadium in Freetown last Friday, 22 February, 2013. They celebrated the president’s second term inauguration, after winning the general elections held last November. Present at the [Read More]

Editorial

The demonisation of female circumcision: African women fight back

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2013 Somewhere, buried deep within the sometimes fierce debate about the merits or otherwise of female circumcision, lies the truth, which is being poisoned by many on both sides of the debate, simply to advance their cause. And the victim of this highly charged [Read More]